The Overview

And the week of great weather keeps rolling along. We all know October is coming, but let’s enjoy all that September, and the last week of Official Summer, have to offer. Another sunny warm day, followed by a cool evening. Tomorrow is a repeat.

And the magic came into the games of these 4 Champions at Muskoka Highlands. Congratulations starting on the left

Betty Ann McNabb  – Ladies

Bill Boaks – Super Senior

Sandy Bos – Men’s

John Harty – Senior Men’s

To all of the participants – it was a great weekend of golf and cameraderie!!

The Radar Never Lies!

Our opening temperature starts at 11C(FL10C) and it will warm to 22C (FL 23C) in the afternoon and then back down to 12C (FL 11C) overnight. The transition to Fall is happening in a nice way.

These temps will continue their slide as Muskoka tilts away from the sun.

The UV Index

The UV index is HIGH from sunrise to sunset.

Pollen Index

The Pollen Index is high –the golden rod remains. The tall grasses are shedding their seeds in the winds.

The Weather Wizard (Soon to be Dog Guide)

The weather dog blew in from his morning patrol – dry all day.

Quite the caddie…..

The Bug Index

The Bug Index is LOW – only house flies trying to get inside fore the change in season…

The Colours index

The Colours index is MEDIUM with the tree canopy changing down towards the trunk. The smaller trees are dotting the landscape in brilliant orange and red.  We should be in full colour bloom in another 5 days. 

Course Update

The list of benefits of golf is long and detailed. Golf is a family sport. We had a new mom and her baby in a baby seat out yesterday. Her parents were with her. So everyone had their shot, and everyone took their turn with the baby. This child will be a golfer – the exposure is starting so early. And we have the variations and combinations of parent, child, grandchild playing. Everyone is smiling – loving the moment. Just like life.


A golf course is built on dirt, but survives on its reputation. A golf course is a piece of art created on the surface, with an infrastructure underground to deliver water when needed, and take it away when there is just too much. Every artist knows that their works will be appreciated by many – but not all. You are comfortable on your golf course – and that is why you play there most of the time. Sure there are the travels to other courses. But the home course is just that – your golf home.   And this is where we put our reputation.   The ultimate compliment any course can get is from you – the player – your second (and third and..) round at the course. We thank you fore this.

With the waning daylight hours, we start later and finish earlier. There are still many golfable hours in a day – which ones are yours?

Safety Hint – stay inside the cart, not hanging out like a Navy Seal, or standing with the bags on the back where you can easily slip and hit the ground hard getting a concussion. Enjoy the ride if you don’t walk. But think of walking and the benefits to your game and your health.

Membership Has Its Advantages

We are asked about Membership at Muskoka Highlands.

Here is Greg Montgomery – Member – and grower of extraordinary Pumpkins – who had to change his tee time to get his pumpkin out of the Fall Fair on time! It has been weighed, and it weighed…..your guess – email us at and give it a guess. Prize for the closest (if you are not a Montgomery or part of their tribe….)

This year we brought in the “multiply your age x $10” and that is your membership if you are less than 27 years old. We have a variation on that for the next decade – 28-37.

We have a variety of Membership options fore you – and if there isn’t one that works, let’s chat. We are creative and like to cater to needs where possible.

Carts are not necessary on our course – we are a walking course. But there are cart packages available.

We are an 18 hole course – and we have to maintain 18 holes. When we are asked about our 9 hole membership being a bit more expensive, it is because we have to maintain all 18 holes for your to have the ability to choose to play the front or the back.

Not sure about how much you will play? Buy our 12 fore 10 pack – pay for 10 – get 12 – fully transferable passes – 9 or 18 holes, carts also.

Juniors and Youth – a great deal – up til you are 25, you add a zero to your age – and bingo – there is your membership fee.

25-45 – Muliply your age x $20 and add HST – bingo – there is your membership fee.

To be fair – we stopped there, because $30 x age over 45 gets a bit more expensive!!

Muskoka 2Man Fall Classic

The Ron Babcock Memorial Muskoka Fall 2Man Classic is revving back up on October 19th. Click here to register!

Junior Golf

Ok Junior Golfers – you have School – but you still need your exercise. The golf course is in great shape and you are always welcome after school and on the weekend. See you soon!